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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.
Speaking of Microbiology
Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | Jun 21, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Mar 1, 2016
March 2016's selection of notable quotes
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.
GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers
Kerry Grens | Jul 21, 2015
Release of a transgenic version of
, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.
Dengue-Targeting T Cells Home to Skin
Jenny Rood | Mar 11, 2015
Immune cells specific for the virus are present in the skin of infected patients, a study shows.
New Dengue-Detecting Antibodies
Molly Sharlach | Dec 15, 2014
Researchers uncover a class of antibodies that may confer immunity to different serotypes of the dengue virus.
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013
A tactic designed to nab repeat offenders also pinpoints the source of infectious diseases and invasive species.